By: Michael Oleaga
Apple is set to showoff the iPhone 5 during a press conference on Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. ET, live from San Francisco, California.
Apple’s rival Samsung recently launched their Galaxy Note 2 with a live webcast from the IFA 2012 in Berlin, but Apple isn’t offering a live webcast, except for Apple customers.
According to ReadWriteWeb, Apple users device were able to watch the live press conference using an “internally-developed HTTP Live Streaming Protocol” and only viewable on a Mac’s Safari running on at least with the OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and the iOS 3.0 or higher on iPhones and iPod Touch back in 2010.
“The HTTP live streaming protocol is a feature of the latest version of Apple’s multimedia player and framework, QuickTime X. The new protocol lets users stream audio and video over HTTP. This makes things easier for broadcasters, who can use a standard Web server instead of a special media server to stream in almost-real time,” according to ReadWriteWeb.
It is unknown if the same will happen this time, but Apple customers with eligible devices could test it out on Apple.com.
Apple Keynote have stated they will carry the live press conference, which can be accessed here.
Rumored features for the new Apple smartphone include a 4-inch screen with Retina Display, 1GB RAM, an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera, a two-megapixel front-facing camera, iOS 6, battery capacity of 1140mAh, and A5X dual-core processor.